Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage (Paperback)

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in massage therapy Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 8th Edition helps you prepare for licensing and certification exams as well as professional practice. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of therapeutic massage and helps you develop the ability to reason effectively and make informed decisions - from assessing problems and planning treatment to mastering massage protocols and techniques. Hundreds of photographs demonstrate massage techniques step by step, and case studies allow you to apply concepts to real-world situations. Featuring dozens of online "how-to" videos, this resource from massage therapy experts Sandy and Luke Fritz is your text of choice.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes all of the fundamentals of therapeutic massage, including massage techniques, equipment and supplies, wellness, working with special populations, and business considerations.
  • Step-by-step, full-color photographs demonstrate massage protocols and techniques by body area.
  • Competency-based approach helps you prepare for and pass licensing and certification exams, including the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB).
  • Information on massage in various health care settings provides the information needed to create a massage setting in different types of environments.
  • Case studies offer practice with clinical reasoning and prepare you to address conditions commonly encountered in professional practice.
  • Multiple-choice review questions in each chapter help you recall facts and use critical thinking to apply the material, with answers and rationales provided on the Evolve website.
  • Resources on the Evolve website include three hours of video showing manipulation techniques, body mechanics, positioning and draping, and more - with each clip narrated and performed by author Sandy Fritz - as well as scientific animations, anatomy labeling exercises, review questions for licensing exams, and MBLEx practice exams.
  • NEW Updated MBLEx practice questions are provided at the end of each chapter, and additional questions are provided on the Evolve website, to prepare you for licensure exams.
  • NEW Updated and expanded information on implicit bias is included in the opening chapters.
  • NEW Information on COVID-19 safety precautions is added to the Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety chapter.
  • NEW Updated information on trauma-informed care is provided in the Adaptive Massage chapter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780443117206
ISBN-10: 0443117209
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2024
Pages: 840
Language: English